Bedgebury Forest Mountain Bike Trails

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Trail Variety
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Skills Development
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Brilliant !
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Will definitely be heading back there soon

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Good Points
I never review purchases or places I visit, but this was so enjoyable I must. The MTB tracks are absolutely brilliant they're all well laid out and as you reach the end of one you cross the gravel road and go straight into another, minimal travelling between them.

The Red routes are doable for any ability I would say as you can roll over all obstacles or avoid the technical parts if needed. The high speed burms and selection of table tops are really good too.

I only found 1 Black route and that did command a higher skill level obviously, but you can still roll it if need be depending on the size of chain ring.

Bike shop also really good, small selection of pro level bikes for sale. Nice selection of accessories aswell
Bad Points
This isn't really a bad point, but I'd like to see more Black routes open up in the future just so there something to progress onto once you're hitting perfect runs everywhere else
Would you recommend?
Yes
J
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Overall rating 
 
4.5
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
4.5
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
4.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
www.barsonbikes.co.uk

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Good Points
After 10 years there's no sign of the site slowing down its changes and developments. New sections every year it seems and a good link between the FC and the local Club in working towards continual improvement. The red route offers enough twisty turny lumpy rooty fun, making so much of the terrain it possesses... ok, there aren't any mountains but it's Kent, not Snowdonia. The locals are friendly and welcoming and newbies are welcomed with open arms. The range of coaching available throughout the year for all age ranges and skills levels and the led rides is really outstanding via the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club or the guys at Quench Cycles. I've been riding there since it opened and what it has done is opened up a whole new world for me- friends, experience, confidence to go further afield and ride better and stronger without ever losing the fun or the desire. Oh, and there's cake... lots of very good cake.......
Bad Points
FC parking costs can be a bind but joining the bike club means it works out much cheaper in the end- and the parking money goes to trail development so that's a bonus. And dog walkers on trails can be the occasional problem but Bedge isn't alone in that one.
Would you recommend?
Yes
T
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Love Bedgebury!!
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
Awesome place

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Good Points
We take our cycle cross bikes around the family trail, it gives us so much fun!! Smiles all around.
Would you recommend?
Yes
L
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great day out
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.5
food is great trails are great, love this place,almost as good as swinley

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Good Points
everything
Bad Points
parking is a little expensive
Would you recommend?
Yes
SW
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A great trail center
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Grin Factor 
 
5.0
Trail Variety 
 
4.0
Skills Development 
 
5.0
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
5.0
If you want a great day out in the open air cycling, walking, picnicking go to Bedgebury, you won't be disappointed. And if you want to get more involved and give something back join the club (BFCC) you get great benefits and the proportion of money for the car parking from your subscription goes back into trail maintenance!

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Good Points
I love Bedgebury and every time I ride there which is usually once and sometimes twice a week it's different every time. The single track is well maintained and varied and every year another trail is being developed by the Boars and this is done voluntarily too. A lot of thought and dedication has clearly been put into this and it's always a pleasure to ride there. The Boars are amazing as they put on a race series, a Junior club with two levels, adult coaching, numerous events like a weekend of trail building with free camping and numerous outrides throughout the year.
Bad Points
Not many bad points really. People moan about the grading of the trails and that's there's not many black/advanced trails, but if you look at the geography of the area it's clear that you can't make extreme gradients where it's not possible, if you want mountains go to Wales or Scotland. It used to get very muddy in the Winter but not so now as most of the trails are now all weather and a very small proportion gets really bad now.
Would you recommend?
Yes
L
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Most enjoyable trails I've ridden
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Grin Factor 
 
4.5
Trail Variety 
 
5.0
Skills Development 
 
4.5
Trail Quality  
 
5.0
Facilities 
 
4.0
I've ridden at Bedgbury for the past 3 years, through summer and winter. It can get very boggy in the winter which don't bother me at all. Mountain biking is an all weather pursuit, it's challenging in the wet thick mud, as the spring/summer creeps in the trails firm up and flow beautifully, with a mix of up and down. I've ridden all over and Bedgbury is still my favourite, I'm not a member of the Boars and don't know any of them but I follow them on facebook. The commitment and effort put into looking after the trails and the trail builds is absolutely brilliant, they obviously have great passion for MTB and the forest. The parking gets moaned about a lot by first time visitors, I think it is still £9.50 for non members, I find this price very reasonable. At the end of the day your getting full use of the whole forest and superbly maintained trails which are great fun for all. If you look at it this way, go up town to the cinema, buy some unhealthy food, watch a film you have never seen before your looking at £30+ per head.... £9.50 between you and a friend you get safe parking and a fantastic facility which you can use and stay on as long as you please

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Good Points
Stunning forest
Great trails
Friendly
Safe parking
Great shop and cafe
Facilities are brilliant
Bad Points
Sometimes you get walkers and dogs on the trails, I've come across a screaming toddler being chased towards me up the trail which thankfully I heard and was able to stop. The bike wash is a bit pricey to give my bike a thorough clean I need two tokens. Again I think you get free use if you are a member of the boars.
Would you recommend?
Yes
SF
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